NOAH – A Wordless Picture Book

Our children are beginning readers. Well, at least our older two are. Our preschooler is a “pre-reader.” Because they love stories and are very visual, there are times they just want to “read” the story through pictures. Because not all stories were designed to be read this way, it isn’t always an option, so I was excited for the chance to review a wordless picture book portraying the story of Noah.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and those of my family.

NOAH Wordless picture bookNOAH is a beautiful wordless picture book with 64 pages of beautiful illustrations that tell the story of Noah. It’s a story many children already know, but here was a chance for our children to discover it all over again without the stress of trying to read words or waiting for reading time. They can get it out and look through it whenever they want, which is my favorite part.

The illustrations are just beautiful, and it really keeps their attention. Not only do they flip through the book and tell each other the story out loud, but I’ve also noticed they are paying attention to finer details, which is really unique. They don’t just look at a page, state what is going on, and move on. They look at everything on the page and note every detail.

NOAH Picture Book

Our daughter especially loves “reading” NOAH. She loves to note all the details about the animals and the story itself. Although it is illustrated, I find it’s not depicted in a cartoon-like way but rather a more natural way. This definitely didn’t deter the kids from enjoying it, though, and I really appreciate that they get so involved in it and acknowledge it’s a very real story indeed and not just fun cartoon-like characters.

There is a bit of fun mixed in with the story, too, though! There is a little mouse named “Squeakers” who appears on every page, and it can be quite fun trying to find Squeakers!

NOAH is a beautifully illustrated picture book that is great for kids and adults alike. Our children can sit down together and tell each other the story, which I just love! I would recommend it for families with children of all ages!

About the Author

Author Mark LudyMark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.

For More Information:

Visit Mark’s Website
Visit the NOAH Page on Plough
Connect with Mark Ludy on Facebook and Twitter


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  1. What a great idea! A book without words let you (and the children) tell the story in their own way. I love the illustration, too. Definitely putting this on the kids’ Christmas list!

  2. Jennifer Heintz says

    Picture books are a great learning tool. The story unfolds as the children turn the pages. Noah seems to be especially well illustrated. Thank you for the introduction to Mark Ludy. I know several pre-readers who would love such a book.

  3. Heather Bridson says

    What a beautiful book! It would make a great gift!

  4. Kristina Glidewell

    This is a really neat idea! To let the child use their own imagination to tell their own story.

  5. I absolutely LOVE this book! I entered this contest on Michigan Saving & More’s Website. If it’s one in the same why doesn’t my entry carry over to here? Any way, This is a terrific book! Almost everyone knows the story of NOAH and you can tell your kids the story while you are looking at the pictures (which look Fabulous). You can also ask them questions about what you just said, etc. The next time they pick up the book, they can remember what you spoke about and look at the pictures! Or, They’ll pick up the book and make up their own story from what you had told them. Either way, the child is seeing the pictures and either imagining what really happened or making up how they interpreted your story, or plain old making up their own story! It’s a terrific gift to give to the kids! Thanks for the terrific review and the information on NOAH, The Wordless Picture Book! I really enjoyed reading it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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    • The giveaway is shared by other bloggers, and the entries do carry over. Since I am the “hosting blog,” though, the review is on my site alone. The other bloggers are generously helping me promote the giveaway. Commenting on the review is an optional entry, but it does help me to get your feedback and helps my blog continue to grow so I can bring you more reviews. It’s definitely not a requirement, though, so you don’t have to come over here to comment, but it does obviously count for the extra entries!
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  6. This sounds like a beautiful book!! I love the idea of a wordless book for younger readers. I have a 3 year old and I know she would enjoy something like this immensely. Thank you for a great review!
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  7. Melissa Mariott says

    This book is beautiful.

  8. Debbie Bray

    I think it’s pretty cool that it is a “wordless” picture book.

  9. Karen Propes

    I just love this book. It’s great to know there are books like this out for younger children. Kids absorb so much better than we could ever know and having this knowledge in their hands means our future is going in the right direction

  10. This is great for younger children who cannot read yet!

  11. I loved the picture of the book so that we could see 2 of the pages so beautifully illustrated. I have a 5 year old granddaughter that doesn’t always know when I am listening to her as she pages through the books she owns. Her imagination in story telling is so sweet and it is fun to hear what they think of when they see the illustrations in books. I know that the wordless Noah picture book would be a wonderful book for her (or any child to own).

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